Colours of Jazz
October 24, 2015 – Januray 31, 2016
The first major study of this subject, this exhibition will shed new light on the association of artists whose works imbued artistic life in 1920s Montreal and Canada with a certain colour: it offered one the most original expressions of pictorial modernism in the country. An MMFA production, circulated to the Art Gallery of Hamilton, the Art Gallery of Windsor and the Glenbow Museum, Calgary.
Metamorphoses: In Rodin’s Studio
May 31, 2015 – October 18, 2015
Produced and circulated by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in collaboration with the Musée Rodin, Paris,this is the biggest exhibition devoted to Rodin ever presented in Canada. With a total of 300 works, it features special loans from the Musée Rodin, such as the monumental plasters The Thinker, The Walking Man, Eve and Meditation, as well as a number of splendid vessels and “flowers” that are being presented in North America for the first time.
Expressionism in Germany and France, 1900-1914
October 11, 2014 – January 25, 2015
A Canadian exclusive
A century after the outbreak of the First World War, this exceptional exhibition of over one hundred paintings and an equal number of drawings and prints executed by the greatest avant-garde figures of the time, sheds new light on the extraordinary artistic cross-currents presiding over the major developments in modern art that took place in Germany and France between 1900 and 1914.
Plurality – Christine Audet
From September 25 to October 25, 2014
Opening: Thursday September 25, 2014 – 5 to 7 p.m.
The artist will be present, starting at 4 p.m.
The Canadian Guild of Crafts is eager to present the most recent solo exhibition by ceramist Christine Audet, Plurality, which will be held from September 25 to October 25, 2014. This will be her first solo exhibition at the Guild. Christine Audet has been a professional ceramist for more than 35 years and has participated in more than a hundred exhibitions in Quebec, Ontario, the USA and in France. Trained at the Cégep du Vieux-Montréal and later at Concordia University, she specializes in a Japanese pot-making firing technique called raku. Over the years, she has built herself a strong reputation by creating large-scale crackled pieces. The size of the object increases the technical difficulty for this particular kind of firing.
The opening will take place on Thursday, September 25, 2014 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. For the occasion, Christine Audet will meet and greet the public and will elaborate on her ceramic work and different techniques, starting at 4 p.m. This will be an opportunity to further explore the challenging difficulties regarding raku firing of larger pieces of pottery.
CHRISTINE AUDET – ARTIST’S STATEMENT
Plurality falls within her pursuing interest of heritage, while also representing a new challenge, that of integrating other materials to her ceramic pieces. Some of these added elements come from objects that she found during her various trips. Each of these new creations is unique and reflects a vivid memory of travelling experiences or then again, of the places she wishes to visit.
“Plurality of cultures, plurality of media, mixing memories, altering, erasing one another and transforming them into new images.” – Christine Audet
CANADIAN GUILD OF CRAFTS
1460-B, Sherbrooke St. West
Montreal, Quebec H3G 1K4
Fabulous Fabergé, Jeweller to the Czars
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is proud to announce the presentation, exclusively in Canada, of the largest Fabergé collection outside of Russia from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) in Richmond. The exhibition Fabergé, Jeweller to the Czars, the first exhibition devoted to Fabergé ever presented in Canada is running from June 14 to October 5, 2014. For more informations click here.